2021 C-DEBI Virtual Meeting Series
Learn more about the series
Join us for the next C-DEBI Virtual Meeting! 

Friday, July 9, 2021 (10:30AM - 12:00PM Pacific Time)
Techniques for Isolating DNA from Tough Samples

Jackie Goordial, University of Guelph
Squeezing DNA from a rock: DNA extractions from low biomass settings

In this tutorial I will draw on experience in mineral permafrost and ocean crust samples to discuss methods to obtain genomic material from low biomass samples. I will discuss how (and when) to tweak common commercial DNA kits for low biomass samples (including lysis considerations and elution alterations), the use of flow cytometry to concentrate cells, and finally – options for amplifying DNA for downstream analysis when you get very small amounts.

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About the C-DEBI Virtual Meeting Series

Building on the enthusiasm of our first virtual annual meeting in 2020, we continue to bring the C-DEBI community together through a virtual meeting series. These virtual events will be held monthly during the first week of each month, with a regular rotation of science workshops and professional development workshops. Each workshop will contain about 90 minutes of programming, including invited speakers to give plenary tutorials and presentations, breakout sessions, and plenary Q&A sessions. To foster an open environment for discussion, these talks will not be recorded.

C-DEBI is committed to providing a virtual meeting space where all participants feel welcome, safe, and included. By registering for and attending the meeting, you agree to review and abide by our non-discriminatory code of conduct.

The layout of the 90-minute meetings (all 10:30AM - 12:00PM Pacific Time) is anticipated to be:

  • Welcome (10 minutes)
  • Community building ice breaker (10 minutes; in breakout rooms if the group is large)
  • Plenary talk(s) (30 minutes)
  • Open Q&A (30 minutes)
  • Wrap up (10 minutes)
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